NFL Week 1: Bold predictions for every game on a loaded schedule

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NFL Week 1 bold predictions for Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

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The Chicago Bears are not the favorite in most games this season and this one is no exception. The San Francisco 49ers are rolling into the year with Trey Lance but may insert Jimmy Garoppolo if things get ugly. Regardless Kyle Shanahan is fielding an impressive unit and there will be several impressive stats generated in this game alone.

Between running backs Elijah Mitchell, Trey Sermon, and quarterback Trey Lance will rush for over 250 yards.

The Bears defense has been depleted along with their offense and their vulnerabilities will be exposed by Shanahan and his legions.

49ers 30 Bears 14

NFL Week 1 bold predictions for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

0. 56. . . 1:00 PM ET. Sunday, Sept. 11. 0. 55

This is a divisional match-up you’ll want to clear your schedule for. This game features two fearsome rivals with dominant defenses and the Bengals in particular are recovering from a Super Bowl defeat. While Joe Burrow is playing behind a reinforced offensive line and the Bengals will likely end up winning Burrow is not quite back to form.

Half of Joe Burrow’s throws are incompletions and he throws an interception.

Burrow is coming off minor surgery and has not been able to practice fully throughout camp. Burrow seemed to shrug off the Super Bowl loss but he may need more time to get into a rhythm on the field. The Bengals will still win but it won’t be a blowout.

Bengals 26 Steelers 21